The festive season has come and gone of which, you're left with happy memories, possibly a few extra kilos and...pimples?
With bustling Diwali shopping, mithai binges and very little sleep, don't be surprised to find your skin greasy and pimple-ridden post the festivities. So how do you handle this?
With a post-festive detox, what else?! These beauty tips will show you how.
1. Go On A Makeup Fast
Since the festive season calls for a generous dose of smokey eyes and red lips, post the festivities give your skin a break by cutting out makeup from your beauty routine. While makeup is by no means bad for you, using it excessively can clog pores and trap dirt which can lead to oiliness and pimples. A break from makeup will allow your pores to breathe easy and stay clean for a while.
2. Try A Mud Mask
The wonderful part about using mud for your skin is its ability to absorb oil and dirt from the skin. So for any residue that's left in your pores from the festive season, this is your answer. To make a mud mask, combine 1 tablespoon of fuller's earth with 1 teaspoon of rosewater and 2 drops of tea tree oil. Mix well and apply it liberally over your face and neck. Leave it to dry for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. Now watch and see how clean your skin feels!
3. Go Green
Admit it, you overdosed on fried food and sweetmeat during the festivities. So now it's time to remedy that by adding a whole lot more leafy greens to your diet. Vegetables like spinach, broccoli and cauliflower are packed with fibre, which acts like a broom to cleanse your stomach of impurities. Make sure to add them to your meals and you'll notice a difference within a few weeks.
4. Make Lemon Water Your Jam
It may not seem like much but lemon water certainly is effective. Once you brush your teeth every morning, drink a tall glass of warm water with lemon juice. This alkaline drink balances the PH level of the body, settles skin irritation and purges dirt from the inside out. It's also rich in Vitamin C, which is known for its powerful skin-saving properties.
So detox your skin with these beauty tips and in just a few days, you'll feel a lot better and so will your skin.